Vikings Waste 3rd Rounder on Randy Moss
After a little over 20 days, Randy Moss has been traded and now waived by an NFL team.
The Minnesota Vikings, the team that drafted Moss and reacquired him in October, are a team in total disarray. Brett Favre still has sexual harassment allegations circling him, and now there is questions about his ankle and chin injuries. Percy Harvin is playing well but just got injured. And Sidney Rice has yet to play a down in 2010. The Vikings could not be in worst shape right now unless….
…nah I dare not type it.
Anyways, acquiring “The Boss” Randy Moss for a 3rd rounder was supposed to be a shot of adrenaline for an offense going nowhere fast. But just a few weeks in Brad Childress has had enough and cut Moss. Depending on what you believe, either Moss quit on the team or offended the entire locker room over an incident involving a catered team meal.
The problem with cutting Moss so quickly is that the Vikings can ill afford to be throwing away draft picks when they have to replace Brett Favre. It is no secret that the Vikings don’t have much confidence in the backup Tavaris Jackson and will likely look to add a QB to the roster then trade either Jackson or third stringer Joe Webb. If the Vikings end up selecting behind other teams that need a passer they may regret not having the third rounder they traded for Moss. You need firepower to trade up in the draft.
Speaking of firepower, the Patriots own two picks in the first three rounds of the NFL draft.
Salute to you Bill Belichick, and I love you guys.